Alex was in the Colored Infantry from Massachusetts.
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Alexander Garrison
RESIDENCE: New York City, New York
Enlistment Date: 4 Apr 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Massachusetts
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 4 April 1863 at the age of 25.
Enlisted in Company F, 54th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 23 Apr 1863.
Mustered Out Company F, 54th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 20 Aug 1865 at Mount Pleasant, SC.
The 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was one of the first official African-American units in the United States during the Civil War.
As part of an all-black brigade under Col. Alfred S. Hartwell, they unsuccessfully attacked entrenched Confederate militia at the November 1864 Battle of Honey Hill. In mid-April 1865, they fought at the Battle of Boykin's Mill, a small affair in South Carolina that proved to be one of the last engagements of the war.
The 54th Massachusetts at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863
Active March 13, 1863 to August 4, 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance United States Union
Branch Union Army
Nickname 54th Massachusetts Regiment
American Civil War
Battle of Grimball's Landing
Second Battle of Fort Wagner
Battle of Olustee
Battle of Honey Hill
Battle of Boykin's Mill
Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
Colonel Edward Needles Hallowell
Co F 54th Mass. Inf